Scholarships

At Gad’s Hill School we are proud to offer a number of scholarships to talented Upper School students. We welcome applications for a variety of subjects as set out below.

Charles Dickens Scholarship Award

The school annually offers a number of academic scholarships, which will see fees reduced by up to 100%. These Scholarships are open to any pupil from any school and attract a large number of academically gifted children from North Kent and the surrounding areas. To apply, simply complete the Charles Dickens Scholarship Registration Form or for further details, including the date of the exam for entry Autumn 2025, please click on the Charles Dickens Scholarship button below.

Other Academic Scholarships and Non Academic Scholarships

Each year, we are delighted to award scholarships from talented children who are academic, sporty or artistic. Students wishing to apply for a non-academic scholarship will first need to register and then contact the Admissions team for a scholarship application form.

Charles Dickens Scholarship Award

Charles Dickens Scholarship Award

To qualify for the Charles Dickens Scholarship, students are required to attend Gad’s Hill School for the assessment which will be held on Saturday 7th September 2024 for Autumn 2025 entry.

The examination is similar to the Kent and Medway 11+ tests and students are tested in English and maths.

Students who show a high academic ability may subsequently be offered a place in our Upper Shell year group (Year 7) here at Gad’s Hill with an accompanying scholarship which will see fees reduced by up to 100% for the duration of that child’s secondary education here (subject to the usual conditions attached to any scholarship award).

Click here to register your child.

 

 

Other Academic Scholarships

Other Academic Scholarships

Available for L4th-U4th Students only

Candidates for academic scholarship will have a record of sustained and current academic achievement significantly in excess of a typical pupil of similar age, across the breadth of the curriculum.

Fee assistance considered:

10-30%

Expectations:

Academic scholars will be expected to continue to achieve exceptional academic grades in classwork and internally and externally assessed examinations.

All scholars will uphold the values and ethos of the school and maintain a good behavioural record. Scholars are role models to others and will demonstrate a commitment to positive contribution to the school community.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Candidates for performing arts scholarships in music are likely to have achieved or be working towards Grade 3 in at least one instrument. They are likely to be participating regularly in concerts, whether as part of a band or orchestra, or as a soloist. At audition, they will demonstrate musical ability significantly above the standard expected of pupils of their age.

Candidates for performing arts scholarships in drama will have a demonstrable record of lead roles in theatrical productions, whether with their school or local or national theatre groups. They may have LAMDA or other nationally recognised qualifications to evidence their ability. At audition, they will demonstrate outstanding dramatic ability in a short performance of their choosing.

Fee assistance considered:

10-30%

Expectations:

Performing arts scholars will be expected to participate fully in Gad’s Hill’s annual programme of drama and music productions.

All scholars will uphold the values and ethos of the school and maintain a good behavioural record. Scholars are role models to others and will demonstrate a commitment to positive contribution to the school community.

Charles Dickens Scholarship Award

To qualify for the Charles Dickens Scholarship, students are required to attend Gad’s Hill School for the assessment which will be held on Saturday 7th September 2024 for Autumn 2025 entry.

The examination is similar to the Kent and Medway 11+ tests and students are tested in English and maths.

Students who show a high academic ability may subsequently be offered a place in our Upper Shell year group (Year 7) here at Gad’s Hill with an accompanying scholarship which will see fees reduced by up to 100% for the duration of that child’s secondary education here (subject to the usual conditions attached to any scholarship award).

Click here to register your child.

 

 

Other Academic Scholarships

Available for L4th-U4th Students only

Candidates for academic scholarship will have a record of sustained and current academic achievement significantly in excess of a typical pupil of similar age, across the breadth of the curriculum.

Fee assistance considered:

10-30%

Expectations:

Academic scholars will be expected to continue to achieve exceptional academic grades in classwork and internally and externally assessed examinations.

All scholars will uphold the values and ethos of the school and maintain a good behavioural record. Scholars are role models to others and will demonstrate a commitment to positive contribution to the school community.

Performing Arts

Candidates for performing arts scholarships in music are likely to have achieved or be working towards Grade 3 in at least one instrument. They are likely to be participating regularly in concerts, whether as part of a band or orchestra, or as a soloist. At audition, they will demonstrate musical ability significantly above the standard expected of pupils of their age.

Candidates for performing arts scholarships in drama will have a demonstrable record of lead roles in theatrical productions, whether with their school or local or national theatre groups. They may have LAMDA or other nationally recognised qualifications to evidence their ability. At audition, they will demonstrate outstanding dramatic ability in a short performance of their choosing.

Fee assistance considered:

10-30%

Expectations:

Performing arts scholars will be expected to participate fully in Gad’s Hill’s annual programme of drama and music productions.

All scholars will uphold the values and ethos of the school and maintain a good behavioural record. Scholars are role models to others and will demonstrate a commitment to positive contribution to the school community.

Sport

Sport

Candidates for sport scholarship will have the potential to compete at county or national level in at least one sport, or already be competing at that level (or a sport-specific equivalent). Sports scholars are likely to have a track record of sporting success significantly above that of the majority of their peers.

Fee assistance considered:

10-30%

Expectations:

Sport scholars will be expected to represent Gad’s Hill in competitions and fixtures, performing consistently at a high level.

All scholars will uphold the values and ethos of the school and maintain a good behavioural record. Scholars are role models to others and will demonstrate a commitment to positive contribution to the school community.

Creative Arts

Creative Arts

Candidates for creative arts scholarship will have a portfolio of work demonstrating outstanding ability using a variety of media. They are likely to have exhibited their work, or to have entered local or national competitions.

Fee assistance considered:

10-30%

Expectations:

Creative arts scholars will be expected to maintain their interest in the creative arts, submitting work for internal and external competitions.

All scholars will uphold the values and ethos of the school and maintain a good behavioural record. Scholars are role models to others and will demonstrate a commitment to positive contribution to the school community.

Apply Now

Apply Now

You can apply NOW for the Charles Dickens Scholarship Award Examination by completing the online registration form.

For all other Scholarship applications, please contact the Admissions Manager who will be happy to talk you through the application process.

Sport

Candidates for sport scholarship will have the potential to compete at county or national level in at least one sport, or already be competing at that level (or a sport-specific equivalent). Sports scholars are likely to have a track record of sporting success significantly above that of the majority of their peers.

Fee assistance considered:

10-30%

Expectations:

Sport scholars will be expected to represent Gad’s Hill in competitions and fixtures, performing consistently at a high level.

All scholars will uphold the values and ethos of the school and maintain a good behavioural record. Scholars are role models to others and will demonstrate a commitment to positive contribution to the school community.

Creative Arts

Candidates for creative arts scholarship will have a portfolio of work demonstrating outstanding ability using a variety of media. They are likely to have exhibited their work, or to have entered local or national competitions.

Fee assistance considered:

10-30%

Expectations:

Creative arts scholars will be expected to maintain their interest in the creative arts, submitting work for internal and external competitions.

All scholars will uphold the values and ethos of the school and maintain a good behavioural record. Scholars are role models to others and will demonstrate a commitment to positive contribution to the school community.

Apply Now

You can apply NOW for the Charles Dickens Scholarship Award Examination by completing the online registration form.

For all other Scholarship applications, please contact the Admissions Manager who will be happy to talk you through the application process.